Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 3rd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510
Fax: (309) 862-0582

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
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Welcome to Mulberry School

Welcome The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.

Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.


Two for Two's
Preschool (3, 4, 5 year olds)
Multi-Age (1st, 2nd, 3rd grades)

Please view our Enrollment page for complete class listings.


  • There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21. Enjoy your long weekend!
  • Thursday, April 24 is an important Parent Meeting at 6PM. We need attendance from all to vote on changes to the by-laws!
  • Mark your calendars for our All-School Spring Program on Tuesday, April 29! Refreshments (cookies and lemonade) will be served at 6PM, and the performance will go from 6:30-7:00PM. Final bidding on classroom art will take place that evening.
  • Looking ahead to next month, Tuesday, May 6 is Family Literacy Night/Scholastic Book Fair. This is always a great time for the whole family!

Mulberry School Seeking Preschool Teacher

April 14, 2014

Mulberry School will be hiring a Preschool Teacher for the 2014-15 school year. This teacher will be responsible for teaching an AM and PM preschool class Monday-Thursday.


Bachelor’s Degree Type 04 Early Childhood Teacher Certificate

Please send an electronic copy of your cover letter, resume, references, and letters of recommendation to: on or before April 25, 2014.

Thank you!

Read-a-Thon Kick Off

March 21, 2014

bThe Mulberry School Read-a-Thon officially kicked off yesterday!

What is the purpose?

To promote and celebrate reading and to raise money for the children.

How does it work?

The children seek sponsors to pledge money for the number of books that they read (or have read to them) during the Read-a-Thon. All proceeds raised will be used to purchase materials for use by the children in their classrooms and on the playground. Children will help teachers decide what to purchase!

Children read a minimum of five books during the allotted time and they may gather as many sponsors as they can to pledge money. For example, 10 books read x $0.10 per book = $1.00. If you get 10 sponsors, that’s $10.00. Sponsors may pledge any amount per book. No pledge is too small!

Please return your sponsor sheet, book list, and collected pledges between April 7-11. Checks should be made payable to Mulberry School.

When does it start?

March 20 at 9:15 AM: Read-a-Thon Kickoff Assembly

March 20 – April 7: READ!

April 7 – 11: Turn in sponsor sheets and money

April 15 at 11 AM: Celebration!

This year our celebration will include the whole school. We will find out how many books each class read and our total amount raised. The children will enjoy a yummy snack. Individual certificates and prizes will be awarded discreetly in backpacks for all participants.

Non-readers can participate by having books read to them.

We encourage every family to participate even if you are your child’s only sponsor.

Thank you for your continued support of Mulberry School!

Mulberry School Kids Summer Camp

March 1, 2014

1005976_10151601136969118_104097206_nCome join our Mulberry Kids camp for summer time fun!

Hands-on, project-based exploration!

Available for kids ages 4 through 3rd grade

Full day fun from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Summer sessions:

  • June 9th – July 3rd
  • July 7th – August 1st

Brochure & Registration Form

You won’t want to miss our Summer Camp 2013 video, taken and compiled by Ms. Jess!

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